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The Writing Machine

Blogging about the best articles, sites, and blog posts for Writers; on the Craft, Mind and Body, Tech, Tools, and all the other Paraphenalia.

Friday, August 29, 2008


On Writer Unboxed, Lisa Janice Cohen shares her adaptation of TiddlyWiki for writers.

Organize your Novel with a Wiki
Organize your Novel with a Wiki, part 2

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

How to keep track of Series Novels

Tracy Grant shares her method, and that of other authors, of keeping track of a series of books and their characters, events, and other pertinent info.


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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Floyd Skloot

The Writing Life - 8/4/2008 - Publishers Weekly

In The Wink of the Zenith (Reviews, June 30), poet and memoirist Skloot—who was brain damaged after a viral attack in 1988—dissects his often bumpy path to becoming a writer.
See also: Nonfiction Reviews (Scroll down to the red star)

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Writing a Book in Google Docs

Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped shares the process by which he is writing a collaborative book with Google Docs:

Writing a Book in Google Docs

Found via 43 Folders

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Tricia Sullivan's "Non-Outlining" Process

a moment of burnt hat - some non-outlining process thingies

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Monday, September 04, 2006

yWriter - Word Processor for Authors

yWriter, a writing program that I tinkered with alot but never really stuck with, has had a recent update. A lot of people recommend it, and I'd say it's worth taking a look at. It just didn't work for me. It's windows, so I don't think I'll take another look at it, but there it is, fyi.

yWriter - Word Processor for Authors

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Version of Blogger to check out

Blogger has released a beta version with some interesting, but long overdue, features. Labels (tags), drag and drop editing, the ability to have your blog be private, or viewable to "members". I've already started a more personal blog with a new domain name, but hopefully I'll get notice soon that I can change this blog over. I'm looking forward to that.